Tetra Pak Tree Day
Launch of Tetra Pak Tree Day in 2015, St Anne’s Park
Tetra Pak Tree Day 2016
October 6th, 2016
Celebrate Tetra Pak Tree Day by planting a tree this October 6th
~Tell me How to Make a Difference – Inis Dom Conas Difrĺocht a Dhéanamh ~
The Tree Council of Ireland supported by Tetra Pak, will launch Tetra Pak Tree Day themed ‘Tell me How to Make a Difference or Inis Dom Conas Difrĺocht a Dhéanamh’, on Thursday 6th October. On Tetra Pak Tree Day schools and families nationwide are invited to spend the day learning about trees and being outside enjoying their natural environment. As part of this year’s campaign, over 1,000 NATIVE tree saplings will be made available free of charge through the website, www.treeday.ie, for primary schools to help teach children about the importance of planting trees to improve biodiversity on the school grounds. The Tetra Pak Tree Day website also enables school children to take a pledge to be a life-long friend of the environment.
Tetra Pak Tree Day is an opportunity for children, teachers and parents to connect directly with trees, nature and the outdoors. It’s the only day in the primary school curriculum when school children are encouraged to put down their books and go outside to learn about nature. Many schools also take the opportunity to participate in guided woodland walks at various locations throughout the country, enabling children to connect directly with nature.
Through the 2016 campaign, children will learn about how to be more environmentally aware with lots of recycling tips and advice to help achieve and maintain their 1st Green School flag. To coincide with the campaign, the Tetra Pak® cartons of Avonmore School Milk featured seven bespoke, fun recycling messages, illustrations and puzzles.
The official Tetra Pak Tree Day website and primary school resource www.treeday.ie, guided by its mascot Sammy Squirrel, includes Tetra Pak Tree Day projects, poster downloads, word games, colouring pages and provides a host of other information for schools and families on recycling, woodland walks, tips for helping the environment and much more.
Check out www.treeday.ie for more details